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When you’re pregnant, it can be a struggle to add new clothes to your closet – your body is changing, you don’t feel like trying clothes on, and you definitely don’t want your clothes to feel snug or uncomfortable – so where does that leave you? Wearing shapeless garments that make you feel like a potato sack?

No, no, no! Maternity clothing has come a long way; no longer do you have to sacrifice comfort and fit for style, and in fact, many maternity clothes can even be worn when you’re not pregnant. I love when people ask, “Is that outfit maternity?” because to me, that says I’m doing something right with my wardrobe. Not all of my clothes come from maternity stores, and many of my maternity outfits are some of my favorites that can be worn after the baby comes without screaming I’M MATERNITY!

 

The Best Maternity Clothing Stores

I’ll share my favorite places to shop for maternity clothes, and follow me on Instagram to see my daily looks.

Asos

Asos is one my favorite places to shop online for maternity wear. The website is extremely user-friendly; you can sort by product type, color, price point, and more, and their fit is incredible. I always get nervous buying online, but their size guide is spot on. I buy pants, shirts, and dresses and have never had to return an item – but good news – if you do need a return, it’s completely free. Their maternity-wear does not look maternity; you can wear them comfortably without a bump yet they stretch to fit you as you grow.

Dresses

Shirts

Pink Blush

Pink Blush is another online go-to where the garments always fit perfectly and make me feel pretty when I otherwise feel frumpy. I shop here for maternity and non-maternity and have bought dresses, tops, accessories, and robes from here so far. My Pink Blush dresses are usually my date night choices, and the robes are so pretty that you’ll want them all! I have two so far.

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Motherhood Maternity

Motherhood Maternity has THE BEST sales, and I love their jeans especially. Shop your cute and comfy basics all the way through casual and elegant dresses, and all the undergarments you need to feel nice and smooth.

thredUP

You may have already seen me post about my love for this highly curated online second-hand shop, thredUP, and to my excitement I discovered that they also sell maternity! Shop your favorite name brands and designers for a fraction of store prices.

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TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx, otherwise known as my mothership, is where most of my wardrobe comes from. I have learned how to shop the racks of ‘normal’ stores to still meet my maternity needs.

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Tips:

1. Fabric: Opt for stretchy knits that flatter your shape at any size. The Max Studio dress in the top left has been so good to me – the slinky yet stretchy material not only makes it more comfortable than sweats but has fit me at my smallest, pre-baby size (2) and fits a much curvier, pregnant me most likely 3-4 sizes larger! It’s like a miracle dress.

2. Completer piece: a jean jacket, sweater, or blazer can pull any look completely together. Layer them over basic pieces for a put together ensemble.

3. Silhouette: While some pregnant women look oh so fab in fitted garments and body con dresses, I do not. I look for a-line shapes or skater skirt silhouettes in my dresses that is flattering and fitted on top and more forgiving on your lower half.

There are various other stores out there that carry maternity, but these are my tried and true favorites. Some other stores I have tried (that I won’t mention) have poor fit, are uncomfortable, or are cheaply made. You truly will not go wrong with these choices.

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  • You look lovely no matter what you wear, and I love your adorable bump! You’re coming along so fast, Linds!!!!!!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      awww thanks, Chels!! The second pregnancy definitely pops out much quicker!

  • Jessica

    These are all such great tips! Such a cup bump!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Abby Castro

    I love that there are more options now than ever! If I do decide to add one to our family soon, I’d definitely keep these in mind.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Paige Allison

    YOU MISSED THE BEST STORE OF ALL: Pea in the Pod! That’s where I got all my maternity clothes. I tried places like Pink Blush but nothing fit me right and the patterns were too “loud” for my taste. But Pea in the Pod was AMAZE, every time! Plus, they also have fantastic sales!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Ah, for me, Pea in the Pod is too expensive, so unless they’re sending me clothes, I probably wouldn’t spend $60-80 on a top.

  • I may or may not have worn maternity jeans to my last American Thanksgiving before moving out to London from Old Navy! They were on sale for about $10!

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    I got a few items from Gap, Pink Blush, and jeans from Pea in the Pod (only place I could find them long enough), but other than that I was able to stretch my regular wardrobe for most of my pregnancy. I’d never even thought about ASOS. Maternity clothes really have come a long way; even from when I was pregnant with my daughter.

  • ASOS has such great affordable pieces that are stylish and don’t break the bank. Such a great roundup, I know this is something my sister struggled with when she was pregnant.

  • You definitely have maternity fashion, girlfriend! This is going to come in handy when we decide to start a family.